Lighting.

Discussion in 'MUSHROOM CULTIVATION' started by Hear2learn, Apr 20, 2020.

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Buy a light?

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  1. Hear2learn

    Hear2learn New Member

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    Hello everybody!
    I'm a noob and I've obtained some PE liquid cultures recently and am diving into mycology during this quarantine. I'm curious of the lighting requirements for incubation/fruiting. Should I buy a light or will mushies flourish outside of direct sunlight? Running a couple monotubs. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
     
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    redcat The Myco Machine Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    I use a light over hear
     
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    Any recommendations on a particular kind?
     
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    redcat The Myco Machine Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    Regular daylight cfl. Low watts work fine. I like to think mushrooms have a circadian rhythm and put the lights on a 12/12 cycle using a cheapo dollar store timer. Some people leave the lights on 24/7. I even heard claims of no light being used. Light is a pinning trigger and will aid in pinning.
     
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    I just use ambient and a low watt bulb plus 12 hrs dark. I think water and substrate quality is more important bc they grow without a light.
     
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    What's your research update? Using any kind of light should work but I have also heard newer claims of blue lights increasing speed and flushes but I have no science to prove it! Maybe someone will back me up...
     
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    Still havent pulled the trigger on any particular light yet.
     
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    Are you growing with ambient light or none?
     
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    Used a very low watt light it was one of those cheap plant lights. It is ambient and very low powered just anything to kick start fruiting people have got away with just letting natural sunlight shine into closet
     
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    That beats direct sunlight. We just need patience
     
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    How are your tubs coming along?
     
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    Sooooooo HAPPY but like too happy. They are taking their time eating up my rice & coffee cakes. Like come on now, give a girl a cap
     
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    Well when the time comes they will make you as happy as you make them! Keep it up and tease us with pictures if you can!
     
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    Hey, I have two whole pics. Now show me yours!
     
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    Lol cant right now I'm at work... maybe tonight!
     
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    Ok, man. I'm a hold you accountable
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    Here's I one from last tub
     

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    HOLY BUDDHA BELLY. That's yummy and you are a pro!!!!
     
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    Ha I wish I was a pro this came from a all in one grow bag I just had to make sure inoculation was clean... but I learned alot from that and hope my BRF takes off!
     
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    Right! We didn't get contam, so no need to feel like tourists. Psychonaut beats pill head for me!!
     
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